CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE SEC RET ART Of STATE
Iopytter dated6ent to Colonel Goodpaster at tho White House with regard to thevisit here of General Koenig.
to the met sage contained in my lettereceived further messageGeneral Koenig
ts planning to leave for New Tork on Aprilnd that General
Oe Benouvilla (the French General mentioned in the enclosure) is
departing for New York tha same day via TWA.
wo rd that
ia reply toid not see how either the President or
Our messages indicate the purpose of this visit is toeniiet support for the ideaeturn to power by General Doreturn to power would apparently be acceptable to the Generalbaaed on agreement of tho Assembly to grant bis Governmentperiod to permit him to rule by decree. Theremain in session but would only consider legielatlonDe Gaulle might present Another plank ine apparently that he should be allowed to selectarc not
I have passed on
De BenouvlUe'a inquiry. Secretary of State could receive General Koenig for the purposes indicated.
W. DULLES Director
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